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Joseph F. Morales, D.D.S., FACD, FNYAD

Chair and Professor of SquareClinical Dental Medicine

Email: joseph_morales@nymc.edu
Phone: (914) 594-2123 / (914) 594-2124

Joseph F. Morales, D.D.S., FACD, FNYAD, has 40 years of professional experience, including more than 35 years dedicated to academic and community-based dental medicine. Dr. Morales currently serves as professor and chair of the Department of Dental Medicine at NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan and New York Medical College, as well as NYMC Dental Medicine Residency Program Liaison to the residency program's clinical training sites. He is the lead faculty member for the didactic curriculum of the NYMC General Dental Practice Residency Program and has been a principal investigator on several HRSA grants and has served as chief of service at multiple New York City hospitals. He also chairs and is a member of multiple university and hospital committees, including the NYMC Admissions and IRB Committees, as well as the chair of the Credentials and Infection Prevention/Control Committees at Metropolitan. In addition to his academic and clinical commitments at the college and its clinical affiliates, Dr. Morales is a member of the Medical Division in the New York City Police Department and treasurer of New York Dental Affiliates, the professional services affiliation group at Metropolitan Hospital.


  • D.D.S., Columbia University School of Dentistry and Oral Surgery
  • Residency, University Hospital at SUNY Stony Brook


  • RECOVERY Collaborative Group. "Immunomodulatory therapy in children with paediatric inflammatory multisystem syndrome temporally associated with SARS-CoV-2 (PIMS-TS, MIS-C; RECOVERY): a randomised, controlled, open-label, platform trial." The Lancet. Child & adolescent health, (), (2024) . pii: S2352-4642(23)00316-4. doi: 10.1016/S2352-4642(23)00316-4
  • Castillo-García A, Valenzuela PL, Saco-Ledo G, et. al. "Physical activity, chronic kidney disease, and cardiovascular risk: A study in half a million adults." Scandinavian journal of medicine & science in sports, 34(1), (2024) e14557. doi: 10.1111/sms.14557
  • Sedrati M, Morales JA, Duveau J, et. al. "A Late Pleistocene hominin footprint site on the North African coast of Morocco." Scientific reports, 14(1), (2024) 1962. doi: 10.1038/s41598-024-52344-5
  • Serrano-Martínez I, Pedreño M, Castillo-González J, et. al. "Cortistatin as a Novel Multimodal Therapy for the Treatment of Parkinson's Disease." International journal of molecular sciences, 25(2), (2024) . doi: 10.3390/ijms25020694
  • Morales JC, Arbel R, Dunton GF, et. al. "The temporal stability of maternal parenting style and child feeding practices: A six-wave longitudinal study." Appetite, (), (2024) 107231. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2024.107231
  • NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Global Surgery. "Routine sterile glove and instrument change at the time of abdominal wound closure to prevent surgical site infection (ChEETAh): a model-based cost-effectiveness analysis of a pragmatic, cluster-randomised trial in seven low-income and middle-income countries." The Lancet. Global health, 12(2), (2024) e235-e242. doi: 10.1016/S2214-109X(23)00538-7
  • Cabello-Donayre M, Cabello-Donayre I, Guerra D, et. al. "A yeast-based high-throughput screen identifies inhibitors of trypanosomatid HRG heme transporters with potent leishmanicidal and trypanocidal activity." International journal of antimicrobial agents, (), (2024) 107092. doi: 10.1016/j.ijantimicag.2024.107092

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  • Fellow, New York Academy of Dentistry
  • Fellow, American College of Dentists


  • Lead faculty in the NYMC SOM General Dental Medicine Residency Program’s didactic curriculum